Privacy of Telecommunications Breaking News: Obama Team Releases More NSA Documents

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Privacy of Telecommunications Breaking News: Obama Team Releases More NSA Documents

by Wochit 1:08 mins

The Obama administration released more documents about National Security Agency surveillance programs as a new set of leaks raised more questions about the extent of them. President Barack Obama's national security team argued to keep its sweeping domestic surveillance powers intact, even as it acknowledged some limitations appear inevitable. Facing unexpectedly harsh opposition from both parties over its once-secret program capable of sweeping up the phone records of every American, the Obama administration said it wanted to work with lawmakers who seemed intent on putting limits on that authority. Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy says that classified details of the recently revealed government collection of phone records shows little evidence that the program helped prevent dozens of terrorist attacks, as claimed by the head of the National Security Agency.

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